With constant exposure to the wind and rain, rendered walls will always become worn over time. This can lead to discolouration and cracks and creates a risk of further damage as water begins to seep through. This is why it is important to treat cracked render.
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Retrofitting social housing is a way to make existing stock more energy efficient. But not everyone is clear on why it’s necessary or how to go about it. In this guide, we’ll dig a little deeper into social housing retrofit, including the benefits and some barriers for housing associations.
There are over 900,000 properties in England alone suffering with damp. Flats are certainly no exception. In fact, many suspect the opposite when inspecting problems with damp and mould in blocks of flats. So, are flats more susceptible to damp? Read on as we take a closer look…
Damp affects over 900,000 homes in England alone, according to the English Housing Survey. Plenty of those come under the social housing umbrella, with 4% of social-rented properties thought to be affected.
Mould is nobody’s idea of fun. But it’s a harsh reality faced in an estimated 4% of social housing. Mould growth can lead to a few different problems, including furniture damage and health risks. Thankfully, it’s not something tenants or housing providers have to put up with.
Also known as social housing, council houses account for 4.4 million homes in England alone. But mould in council houses is becoming a serious problem for both tenants and the councils or housing associations in charge.
Social housing is an important part of the welfare state, providing not-for-profit homes – often to the people who need them most. But as the cost of living rises, attention is turning to measures to keep those homes affordable.
Mould isn’t an uncommon sight in UK homes. Most people have seen it somewhere in their home over the years – or will see it at some point. When you do, you might be unsure why it’s there and whether it’s really a problem.
2023 will be a challenge for many industries, the construction world included. Inflation, labour shortages and supply chain problems are still significantly testing for companies, with the need to embrace new, creative ways of working.
Whether you’re a development manager or prospective investor, the construction industry forecast can help you gauge how the sector is performing and what to expect over the coming year. To make things easier, this post will run through some of the highlights from the NFRC’s construction industry forecast for 2023 and 2024.
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Also known as ‘conversion’ vans, campervans start off as a metal box – an oven in the summer and a fridge in the winter. With a bit of work – DIY or otherwise – your metal box can be transformed into a place of comfort, that protects you from those extreme temperatures with the right insulation.
Mould in rented properties hit the headlines in 2022, when it was confirmed to have caused the death of a 2-year-old boy in Rochdale. It was a wake-up call for both tenants and landlords, showing the serious consequences when mould is left ignored.
When it comes to deciding which material to use for soundproofing, cork is an excellent choice. It has natural soundproofing qualities as its structure is extremely lightweight and tightly filled with air.
Cork is naturally sound resistant, absorbing sound waves with its buoyant, cellular structure. As such, it’s no surprise that many acoustic panels are made from this unique material. But how are they fitted?
Cork is a highly versatile material with a wide range of applications. That spans from the obvious – pinboards, coasters, and wine bottles – to the more obscure, such as iPad covers, shoes, mousemats, or even some woodwind instruments. But more recently, it’s become well known for its use as a thermal insulator.
Energy bills are continuing to rise in the UK. We now face a choice between paying out more or using heating less. With the cost of living rising across the board, more and more people will be forced into the second option.
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Whether it’s securing a bottle of wine or insulating your walls, there’s no question that cork makes an impact on our daily lives. But how is cork made? If you’re scratching your head, read on to learn the answer – and why it could benefit your home.
Cork – it’s something we use quite frequently without even noticing it. From providing a stopper for wine bottles to insulation for your home, it has a myriad of uses.
But if you’re feeling concerned about its environmental impact, you might be wondering, “is cork sustainable and eco-friendly?”. To put your mind at ease, let’s answer those questions now…